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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jun 28, 2007 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thieves amongst Us

“Thieves?” Gimmie a break. While in general I- like most everyone else here -oppose the selling of Dead bootlegs on general principal, I don't really see the big deal with some poor schmoe who, while cleaning out his garage, decides to sell his tape collection for a measly $100 many years after virtually everyone deep-sixed their tapes in favor of CDs. I’m not endorsing it, but it’s certainly hard to get upset about this when (as others have pointed out above) I see so many “pro am” Dead CDs in heavy circulation at places like eBay- true assholes taking freely traded shows, dressing them up, and passing them off by the truckload as “rare” to people who don’t know any better.

As for the the so-old-they-fart-cobwebs crybaby gripes about Weir and the soundboards, whatever- the GD has given its fans a hell of a lot more for free than any other band on their level I know of, and if they want to keep a closer eye on the books at the end of the day, more power to 'em.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jun 28, 2007 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thieves amongst Us

Indeedee. As I mentioned above, the ebay banditos do a lot more "ripping off" than the poor shmock mentioned above. Bootlegging will always exist--it does cost the industry a ton of money, but it is their job to protect their product.
Still, if eabying of boots gets anyone's dander up--have at it. I still favor the idea of emailing the bidders with a link
to shnflac or with an offer to copy said tape free of charge.

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jun 28, 2007 12:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thieves amongst Us

The Deadbase books aren't cheap. I think I spent over $100 on the last one I purchased new.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jun 28, 2007 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thieves amongst Us

DeadBase is a comercial product. It isn't illegal to sell your used copies of a licensed product.

The crooks on ebay should be dealt with too. Unfortunately, their secret police are too busy looking for old rusty German helmets with a swastika decal on them. These pictures alone, will get you banned from ebay because its illegal in foreign contries.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/clt/361682513.html

http://sfbay.craigslist.orgnbyclt358319227.html

A French law prohibiting the posession and display of Adolf Hitler's NAZI war souvenirs applies to a company based in San Jose California, USA. Our copyright laws apparently do not. What bunch of BullShit...

This post was modified by cousinkix1953 on 2007-06-28 20:24:41

This post was modified by cousinkix1953 on 2007-06-28 20:27:38

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Jun 28, 2007 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thieves amongst Us, literally

It's not just the dead and it's not just ebay

http://www.archive.org/details/PRiNCE_SHiT

Dozens of movies and songs are posted right here on the archive everyday.


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